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½ Crown - George V 3rd type; Modified Effigy

½ Crown - George V (3rd type; Modified Effigy) -  obverse ½ Crown - George V (3rd type; Modified Effigy) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1926-1927
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8 LSD)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1969
References KM# 830, Sp# 4032
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrownd portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Note: modified portrait with larger beads, important to distinguish 1926 issues.

Lettering: GEORGIUS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Crowned and quartered shield of arms within Garter band, legend around, divided date below.

Lettering:
HONI SOIT· QVI MAL· Y PENSE·
· FID: DEF: IND: IMP: ·
HALF · 19 27 · CROWN

Translation:
Evil unto him who thinks evil of it
Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1926  4,473,510 mintage includes KM# 818.2
1927  6,852,870 10.24

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